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SECRETS OF THE DEAD

S13 Ep4: Archimedes' Screw & The Date Tree of Babylon

  • Aired: 05/06/2014
  • 02:08
  • Rating: NR
Archimedes of Syracuse is known for inventing a device that efficiently raised water for irrigation. Dr. Stephanie Dalley translated a cuneiform text from of the Assyrian king Sennacherib which led her to believe the Hanging Gardens of Babylon made use of a comparable device approximately 350 years before the time of Archimedes.
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